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HIST 118J: U.S. Immigration Policy: History, Politics, and Activism, 1607-Present: Selected Primary Source Databases

This page is intended for students in Dr. Brendan Shanahan's course and provides an overview of resources in the Yale Library for your research assignments this semester.

Newspapers and Periodicals

Digital Archives

Some of these collections include secondary and reference sources:

Government Information and Legal Resources

Microfilm Resources

Many historical materials (newspapers, reports, etc.) remain accessible only in "microform" -- the generic term for microfilm and other micro-photographic technologies that became popular for preserving historical materials in the middle of the 20th c., and which remain in use today. Below are links to some materials that may be of interest. To access these materials, write to and include the link to the catalog record and any specific notes on which reels you would like to consult (e.g., reel numbers, years of publication). Library staff will retrieve the reels and place them on hold for you in Bass Library, where staff will also be available to assist you with using the microform readers that are currently located there:

Link to website where PDFs of many of the microfilm guides for these collections can be found and accessed.